Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
AfterElton.com , HitFix , IFC.com , Linoleum Knife , Movieline , Movies.com , MSNBC , Newsweek , Queer Sighted , The Wrap , What the Flick?!
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
866

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 866
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5.1/10 49% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Ben Stiller has created a movie about how cool Ben Stiller is." — What the Flick?!
Posted Dec 24, 2013
30% Grudge Match (2013) " Go watch Rocky and Raging Bull again. Because, as they say at closed-casket funerals, it's better to remember them as they were." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 23, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " A terrific and fascinating movie, but it stops short of masterpiece territory. " — The Wrap
Posted Dec 17, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " It's a constant barrage of joke-joke-joke, but they're all gags that take place in the moment and are immediately shoved aside for the next one. Nothing builds. There are no setups for later payoffs." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 16, 2013
19% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) " Perry seemed to be holding his nose and trudging through the disappointing Madea's Witness Protection, but this time Madea has her groove back, and she's a riot." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 13, 2013
57% Some Velvet Morning (2013) " Doesn't reinvent man-vs.-woman theater, but it's a twisty and vitriolic barb-fest that should please audiences in the mood for respite from holiday cheer." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 13, 2013
61% Hours (2013) " Hours has a great B-movie premise, but at 97 minutes, the strain of keeping the story going, and throwing more obstacles in Nolan's way, starts to show." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 11, 2013
36% Swerve (2013) " You've got your duplicitous blonde, a briefcase full of money, the hapless patsy, the angry cop, the loose cannon and the speeding train. Everything's so in order that you could doze off and catch up with the plot within seconds of reawakening." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 8, 2013
20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " Had The Last Days on Mars had the sort of artistic ambitions that matched the level of its cast, or if it had fully committed to being a fun, trashy, sci-fi monster movie, it'd be a more interesting watch. " — The Wrap
Posted Dec 5, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " Has the kind of throbbing pulse, wicked snap and sheer moviemaking bravado that makes it one of a very few films that can be mentioned in the same breath as Goodfellas." — The Wrap
Posted Dec 4, 2013
17% Angels Sing (2013) " There are enough tunes and sweet moments to make Angels Sing the kind of Christmas movie I can see coming back to in Decembers to come." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 26, 2013
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " The period detail is exquisite, down to the last antimacassar, but the storytelling is so inert that the furnishings steal the focus. " — The Wrap
Posted Nov 25, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " Payne never shoots for big, wacky moments, but if you can allow yourself to get into the film's deliberate rhythms, it offers a trove of honest observations and satisfying (and, admittedly, occasionally acrid) laughs." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 19, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " Even if the film eventually forces a singular perspective on the material, the actors' chemistry absolves any number of narrative sins." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 15, 2013
95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " This isn't the cute, accessible period piece that some audiences might be expecting, but the Coens once again prove that their seemingly random and chaotic chord progressions lead somewhere wonderful." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 15, 2013
68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " We all have our favorite flavors of seasonal schmaltz. The kind that The Best Man Holiday serves up was, for me at least, too hard to swallow." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 13, 2013
76% Lone Survivor (2014) " Berg sets up the cathartic moments we're used to in movies like this, but then he pulls out the rug, reminding us that the cavalry doesn't always miraculously show up in time to save the day." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 12, 2013
38% Delivery Man (2013) " Offers comedy and sentimentality in equal doses and, unfortunately, equal efficacy -- the jokes, the characters and the situations aren't very funny, and the would-be heart-tuggery is mostly embarrassing." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 12, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Dismiss it as a popcorn movie if you must, but at least they've bothered to serve it with real butter and truffle salt." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 11, 2013
64% 12-12-12 (2013) " It's what 12-12-12 doesn't do that makes it so disappointing, from the truncated musical segments to the fact that, a year later, the movie doesn't bother to show how the Robin Hood Foundation spent the millions of dollars raised by the benefit." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 11, 2013
52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Yes, the working class is bearing the brunt of an inequitable economic system, and yes, the treatment of our returning soldiers from the last decade of war has been disgraceful, but the film has nothing of substance say about any of this." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 10, 2013
64% August: Osage County (2013) " It's up to this generation's greatest screen actress to find the honesty and the power amongst all the showboating: I'm referring, of course, to Margo Martindale." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 9, 2013
33% Best Man Down (2013) " There were many directions in which writer-director Ted Koland could take this story - dead guy at the wedding, new marriage tested by extreme circumstances, a friend's hidden life - but none of his choices are remotely interesting." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 9, 2013
33% Labor Day (2014) " If Labor Day teaches us anything, it's that the line between a prestige-soaked year-end awards bait movie and a Lifetime original with a title like My Captor! My Lover! is blurry at best. " — The Wrap
Posted Nov 7, 2013
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " What could have merely been a studio's love letter to itself winds up being a meditation on the power that art has for artists as a way to exorcise the past." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 6, 2013
89% Frozen (2013) " Given that it's a Disney cartoon, you probably already know how it ends, but what's interesting about Frozen is that you may not predict how they're going to get there. And for children's animation, that's a wilder ride than we usually get." — The Wrap
Posted Nov 3, 2013
88% The Wind Rises (2014) " 'Airplanes are beautiful dreams' is a phrase reprised throughout Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, and the same could be said about Miyazaki's films." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 30, 2013
18% Free Birds (2013) " Even setting aside the film's disregard for time-travel paradoxes and genocide metaphors -- trust me, you don't want to wade into either of those -- Free Birds just isn't funny. " — The Wrap
Posted Oct 29, 2013
47% Last Vegas (2013) " A thoroughly contrived and artificial bonbon that gives four screen legends of a certain age the opportunity to chase skirts and punch out guys a third of their age." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 28, 2013
7.2/10 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " Feels overlong, but by the end the storytelling has a cumulative power." — What the Flick?!
Posted Oct 25, 2013
60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " When the three-act structure gets shoved to the side for fun and games, Bad Grandpa delivers some of the heartiest laughs I've had all year." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 23, 2013
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Thor: The Dark World delivers the goods - action, otherworldly grandiosity, romance, humor - above and beyond its predecessor. " — The Wrap
Posted Oct 22, 2013
49% Carrie (2013) " It doesn't do anything strikingly wrong; it's just unnecessary." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 17, 2013
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " A captivating look at an American literary giant in those years before he was ready to howl." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 14, 2013
94% Her (2014) " If, like me, you've admired Jonze's ambitions more than you've responded to his results, you may find that Her puts his means and his ends on more equal footing. He shoots for the moon and, this time, hits it." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 12, 2013
9.1/10 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " On the one hand dark and disturbing, and on the other, almost satirically funny." — What the Flick?!
Posted Oct 10, 2013
69% About Time (2013) " Beautiful to look at, with its seaside estates and its rain-soaked weddings and besotted characters being lovely to one another, but it's a treacly greeting card coming from someone whose love letters used to have a little more bite." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 9, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " McQueen and Ridley seem determined to obliterate any lingering Gone With the Wind-inspired notions that the antebellum South was a place of grace and charm, or that slavery was, in the euphemism of the day, merely a "peculiar institution."" — The Wrap
Posted Oct 8, 2013
45% All Is Bright (2013) " For people who like their Christmas movies set under slate-grey skies." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 6, 2013
76% Concussion (2013) " It's hard not to think about Last Tango in Paris, The Stepford Wives, Belle de Jour and Jeanne Dielmann as we experience Abby's spiritual and sensual reawakening." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 4, 2013
29% Machete Kills (2013) " The sequel Machete Kills opens with a fake trailer for a not-yet-produced third installment, then spends the next 100-plus minutes making a case for plunging a knife into the franchise's heart." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 3, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " All Is Lost was clearly a challenge to produce, and it makes its own demands on its viewers. It's a worthwhile effort on both counts." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 3, 2013
9% Runner Runner (2013) " Provides the world with very little except some great clips for Ben Affleck's eventual Golden Globe Life Achievement reel." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 2, 2013
50% A.C.O.D. (2013) " This is the sort of movie you watch on a long flight because you like at least one of the cast members, and you laugh a few times, and then you forget that you ever saw it. " — The Wrap
Posted Oct 2, 2013
49% Parkland (2013) " While this cast and this story could easily have filled, say, a ten-hour HBO miniseries, this 93-minute film too often feels like a blink-and-you'll-miss-em affair." — The Wrap
Posted Oct 1, 2013
92% Inequality For All (2013) " If you're looking for a streamlined explanation for the mess the U.S. economy's in, and how we might get out, it's as good a place to start as any." — The Wrap
Posted Sep 26, 2013
70% C.O.G. (2013) " Alvarez rides a fine line with the Candide-esque nature of the story, pointing out the absurdities of the people that David meets along the way but never skirting the fact that wiseacre David has a lot to learn about the real world." — The Wrap
Posted Sep 19, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) " For his first time behind the camera, Gordon-Levitt is already showing signs of great promise. It's a stereotype that actors-turned-filmmakers focus solely on performances, and while Don Jon is certainly a well-acted movie, it's also a good-looking one." — The Wrap
Posted Sep 19, 2013
49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " Substitute his sex addiction for, say, alcohol or cocaine, and it's a tale that's been told countless times." — The Wrap
Posted Sep 18, 2013
96% Enough Said (2013) " The good kind of fall movie - intelligent, literate and entertaining, deserving of praise without ever nakedly angling for awards. Prizes would be nice, but the best result would be for the powers that be to give Holofcener more money to make more films." — The Wrap
Posted Sep 17, 2013
89% Rush (2013) " An exhilarating surprise from a director who's been playing it safe for most of his career. Like his heroes, he takes a risk and wins." — The Wrap
Posted Sep 17, 2013
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